sometimes i wonder… i bet it would kind of difficult for someone to come to my place and rob/do something otherwise bad to me. especially at the state my place is in now. there is stuff all over the floor, especially now that i’ve decided to do all of my cosplay work on the floor in the area blocking the rest of my condo from the front door. there is literally no way to walk from the door to anywhere besides the kitchen without having to tiptoe one’s way across the stuff, or risk slipping on stuff or stabbing one’s foot with a pencil or (hopefully not) an uncovered blade. i also have random furniture in random places, and now also extra random drawers (not the whole drawers in a frame, just literal drawers themselves) placed around the room where people can stub their toes… and basically despite the fact that i don’t have a big space by any means, if one doesn’t know where everything is, it’s quite difficult to navigate, especially in the dark. so hopefully if someone does try to come in and do something terrible, i’ll be forewarned when they ram loudly into something. lol.
anyways! i have started making armor for my character this weekend (i semi sorta started before that, but mostly it was just ordering supplies… of which i still need more of *sigh*. i keep thinking about more stuff i need to get…) i’ve gotten a template finally for the top half of the breast plate, and somewhat for the bottom (though it is still not large enough). i’m also partway on the gauntlets, template wise… but there is STILL SO MUCH MORE TO DO! sanding, painting, spray-painting, adding the decorative pieces on top, weathering… all that on top of actually figuring out how to make the templates themselves, which has been a headache. i think the hardest pieces to figure out are going to be the pauldrons on the shoulders and the… elbow or upper arm or whatever protectors, since neither of those are really molded to anything on the body, and i can’t find any templates for anything similar online (the shapes are rather awkward, and everyone else that has cosplayed this outfit so far has not done them well at all). *sigh*
haven’t been getting good sleep the last few nights either – keep waking up for some reason (and yesterday, a neighbor kept banging/tapping on something or bouncing a ball in the wee hours of the morning, which didn’t help >.<). but yeah, been thinking about how to construct this armor all the time. it’s so bad haha. if only i had so much zeal for my research projects… i’d probably be getting a lot more done much faster if that were the case.
speaking of which, FINALLY going to have my lab presentation tomorrow. I think it’s literally been pushed back for a month (or more), due to other lab members wanting to present, PI being out of town, a holiday… and yeah. wish i could have got it out of the way last week so i could focus on the armor-making, but PI was out of town again T__T. so went to lab to collect the rest of my data onto a spreadsheet/powerpoint, and will probably need to spend the rest of the night organizing it to coherency. whoo~